Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2011 Civic News’

The Fall 2012 Civic News: A Special Issue

The Fall 2012 Civic News: A Special Issue What Is the Park Slope Civic Council? read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 4, 2011 by pscc

Comment: Coming Together for the Community

Comment: Coming Together for the Community A while back, a few Park Slope Civic Council trustees had the idea to devote an upcoming issue of Civic News to the question, “What is the Park Slope Civic Council?” read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Improving Our Public Spaces

Improving Our Public Spaces In March 2006, the Park Slope Civic Council devoted its annual community forum to issues of traffic and transportation. More than 200 audience members gathered in the Old First Reformed Church’s sanctuary to listen to panelists discuss traffic calming and placemaking, residential parking permits and Atlantic Yards, and more. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Helping Students Succeed

Helping Students Succeed Five years ago, I became chair of the Civic Council’s Scholarship for Community Service Committee. The role offered me the special opportunity to work again with our public-school students, stepping away from my current career as a psychologist and returning to my first 25 years as a school guidance counselor. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Scaring Up Halloween Fun in BOOklyn!

Scaring Up Halloween Fun in BOOklyn! The annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade is set for Mon., Oct. 31, which means you have an entire weekend before the big day to work on your phantasmagoric BOOklyn -themed costume. How scary can you get? Building on 25 years of community creativity, we’ll be looking for lots of Brooklyn’s ghostly history, alluring […] read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Working for a Greener Slope

Working for a Greener Slope Park Slope should be a model community for sustainability and responsible stewardship. To this end, the Civic Council focused its 2008 annual forum on sustainability. The Sustainability Committee was formed some two years later. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Preserving Local History

Preserving Local History Only about a quarter of our Park Slope neighborhood is landmarked. Outside of the Park Slope Historic District, buildings can be demolished, altered in inappropriate ways, or stripped of their architectural features. The Civic Council is committed to redressing this oversight by getting protection extended. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Moving Fourth Forward

Moving Fourth Forward FORTHonFourth, a subcommittee of the Livable Streets Committe, seeks out opportunities to get involved now, at this inflection point of growth along the avenue, and help contribute to its future. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Granting Local ‘Wishes’

Granting Local ‘Wishes’ There’s more to the Civic Council’s work than just the initiatives approved by our trustees and members. Every year, we also provide up to $10,000 in grants to local nonprofits and noncommercial organizations that have an impact on the quality of life in our neighborhood. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc

Making Holidays Happier

Making Holidays Happier For the last 16 winters, the Civic Council has organized a Toys for Tots gift collection drive to help children and families in need. And every year, Park Slope shows its true community spirit by brightening their holidays with hundreds of donated toys and books. read more >>
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011 by pscc